Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "EFCC"

    Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

Gbenga Daniel, Orji Kalu… high profile Nigerians ‘affected’ by FG’s travel ban

The travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari affected mostly chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to The Nation.They include 13 former governors, a former acting governor and seven ex-ministers who served under the previous administration.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that at least 50 Nigerians being probed for alleged corruption have been placed [...]

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    Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, says he won't attend the inauguration ceremony of Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect, because erratic politicians may harass him. Addressing a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, he said such harassment might destroy the relationship between him and the incoming governor.Fayose added that his scheduled appearance at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja also [...]

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    EFCC vows to arrest CEO of Innoson Motors

EFCC vows to arrest CEO of Innoson Motors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to arrest and prosecute Innocent Chukwuma, chairman, Innoson Motors Nigeria Limited, for alleged fraud.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, made this known on Wednesday after Olusola Williams, a judge of the special offences court in Ikeja, Lagos, struck out the commission's case against Chukwuma.The judge struck out the case after the EFCC failed [...]

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    Watch list: Fayose slams N20bn suit on EFCC

Watch list: Fayose slams N20bn suit on EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has slammed a N20 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for placing him on watch list.The governor filed the suit at a federal high court in Abuja, following the commission's refusal to withdraw the notice placing him on watch list.The EFCC had in September written to the Nigerian customs service, [...]

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    Court grants N250m bail to Saraki’s aide charged with N3.5bn fraud

Court grants N250m bail to Saraki’s aide charged with N3.5bn fraud

The federal high court in Lagos has granted bail to Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide of Senate President Bukola Saraki, who was accused of fraudulent transaction.On Tuesday, Babs Kuewumi, the judge, granted Makanjuola a N250 million bail with two sureties in like sum.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on October 3 preferred an 11-count charge against Makanjuola, Obiorah Amobi [...]

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    EFCC asks court to dismiss motion seeking imprisonment of Lai

EFCC asks court to dismiss motion seeking imprisonment of Lai

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked a federal high court to dismiss a motion filed by Nenadi Usman, ex-minister of state for finance, seeking the imprisonment of Lai Mohammed, minister of information, over alleged contempt.The former minister, through Fedinand Orbih, her lawyer, said the inclusion of her name on the looters' list released by Mohammed was contemptuous.But [...]

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    N1.7 billion ‘fraud’: You must face trial, judge tells First Nation MD

N1.7 billion ‘fraud’: You must face trial, judge tells First Nation MD

Mojisola Dada, a judge of Ikeja special offences court, has ordered Kayode Odukoya, managing director of First Nation Airways, to face trial over alleged N1.7 billion theft charge proffered against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Odukoya is facing a four-count charge of forgery, use of false document, perjury and stealing.Olawale Akoni, defence counsel, had prayed for an [...]

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    EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is tracking financing of campaign by political parties, as part of new measures to tackle vote-buying.Wilson Uwajuren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Friday. He said the anti-graft agency is out to prosecute anyone involved in the practice of vote-buying.Uwajuren said those offering financial inducements for votes as well [...]

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    Fayose: EFCC persecuting — not prosecuting me

Fayose: EFCC persecuting — not prosecuting me

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has termed him guilty of corruption even before investigation.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, said this is as a result of the hatred the agency has for him.The anti-graft agency said it is investigating the governor for abuse of office and money laundering, among others.The [...]

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    EFCC: We didn’t freeze Adeleke, Davido’s accounts

EFCC: We didn’t freeze Adeleke, Davido’s accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank account of Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun.The anti-graft agency also said it did not place a freeze order on the accounts of members of his family, including popular musician, Davido.The PDP on Saturday alleged that the accounts of Adeleke family members had [...]

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    EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused HSBC Bank of laundering proceeds of corruption for over 50 Nigerians, including a serving senator.A recent report attributed to the bank predicted that if President Muhammadu Buhari wins his second term bid, it would “stunt the economy”.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, had on Saturday [...]

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    Fayose on ‘watch list’: I’m not afraid to face tomorrow… nobody is God

Fayose on ‘watch list’: I’m not afraid to face tomorrow… nobody is God

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says he is not afraid of being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency has asked the Nigeria customs service to place the outgoing governor on its watch list, saying he is likely to flee the country in a bid to evade investigation.Fayose said the action of the EFCC is "petty" [...]

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    EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Nigeria customs service to place Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, on its watch list.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.In a letter dated September 12, and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC [...]

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    PDP: Freezing accounts of Adeleke, Davido is a recipe for crisis in Osun

PDP: Freezing accounts of Adeleke, Davido is a recipe for crisis in Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of freezing the bank accounts of Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state election.In a statement on Saturday, the party alleged that the anti-graft agency froze the accounts of Adeleke and those of his family members including David Adeleke, Afropop singer popularly known as [...]

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    EFCC vows to punish operatives who raided Standard Chartered Bank

EFCC vows to punish operatives who raided Standard Chartered Bank

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to investigate the raid on the head office of Standard Chartered Bank in Lagos, saying the officers involved would be "subjected to internal disciplinary measures".Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the agency, disclosed this in a statement issued hours after the raid.TheCable had reported how some officials of the anti-graft agency stormed the [...]

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    EFCC officials storm head office of Standard Chartered Bank

EFCC officials storm head office of Standard Chartered Bank

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank in Lagos on Friday.A source at the bank confirmed this to TheCable, saying some customers were escorted out of the premises located at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, during the operation.Olasupo Shasore, former commissioner for justice in Lagos, said EFCC operatives were at the [...]

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